Join us for our first Transition Cafe event this year. We will show Transition 1.0 film and afterwards draw up a plan for our activities for the year. 630 for food 7pm for film. Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool
This auspicious day is bringing you a jam packed transition day.
At 12:30 our Energy group will meet with Liverpool John Moores University Researchers to hear about their findings and at 18:30 all are welcome to enhance and develop the findings of our People's Plan discussion from the Symposium day we held on 15th October. New members always welcome. Please email to confirm your attendance firstname.lastname@example.org
12:30 Meeting - Energy group meeting details here
18:30 Meeting - People's Plan and Transition cafe details here
Well summer has almost gone but the harvest is still to be gathered. We have been trying to take stock of where we are and how we have been doing so we can plan for the future.
In July we enjoyed our social at Dutch Farm very much and through deepening our sense of connection we have been brimming with ideas which has supported us to prepare for some events to see us through the Autumn. There have been some mutterings about organising events outside of the city centre such as a Really Really Free Market in Waterloo and an Inner Transition Gathering - Please email us on the link below if you think your community would benefit from Transition activities - email@example.com
Wirral Earth Fest
Film Screening and Discussion
At our monthly Transition Cafe event on September 14th we will screen the film This Changes Everything and host a discussion afterwards - you can visit the event link here or just turn up - Entry is free and we will be accepting donations.
Symposium - Radical Shift: Building Sustainable Futures for a Devolved Liverpool Region
During October we will be organising all the last bits for the Symposium on Saturday 15th so there won't be a monthly Wednesday cafe as it's so close. The symposium aims to strengthen networks devoted to environmental and social justice and create a shared vision of what a sustainable devolved Liverpool City region could look like, and begin working towards a tangible resource for groups to work from. To register and for more information visit radicalshift.eventbrite.co.uk
In November monthly Cafe we will have a follow up session from the symposium to build on the ideas shared on the day.
Other local events and activities
On Monday 3rd October Nick Drew is organising an environment day in Heswall with Planet Heswall around a theme of water.
On Friday 28th October there will be a local 'taster session' about Carbon Conversations
www.carbonconversations.org for people interested in the idea of training to be Carbon Conversations facilitators. Numbers are limited, so if you would like to take part in this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lately we've been immersed in a programme of amazing interactions between local projects and organisations who have joined forces to flex their foody know how for our conscious community. Monthly events have unravelled the what's what, who where and when of local food. Off the back of one particularly inspiring evening, Local Food Producers and Outlets, a few of us decided to take the idea further and begin a conversation to create a food directory. Progress is being made and we hope to have something in place by the Autumn.
Also, we have hosted an incredible evening of North West groups who brought a wealth of inspiration about ways to work with communities to make sustainable changes in their lives. Incredible edible projects, Transition trees, ideas for a North West events calendar and many more exchanges.
Luckily, Transition Network must have received our telepathic messages for support to help grow a more cohesive network across the NW groups and have begun to support the process which will likely see the creation of a hub or series of gatherings occur to help us all work more effectively and fill up on inspiration again from each other.
We have currently organised a social for 5th August and our Symposium for the 15th October and are exploring ideas of how to theme our forthcoming education monthly events at Transition cafe. Building communities is our favourite theme so far but we are always open to ideas from people who would like to take things forward.
Hopefully see some of you again at the social or in September when our cafe events will start up again after a summer break.
January's Transition Cafe didn't exactly turn out as we planned. We planned to watch the film Food Inc but technology was not on our side so we shared some wholesome conversation after our wholesome supper instead.
This time last year we hosted a Wellbeing event which invited the community to focus their thoughts on how we can cultivate a greater sense of wellbeing in our individual lives, among our communities and in nature. This month, around 20 of us, mostly new faces, came coiled for action and a sense of adventure about how Transition Liverpool could be a place to express their concerns and their hopes, to deepen their understanding of the changes we can make, and to grow a sense of connection with the community.
Meeting over shared food allows us to build trust which is an important step in the process to making sustainable change.
This Months Menu
Our cultural identities spanned across New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland and England which meant our views were more diverse and enriched our shared experience.
Among us were volunteers involved with groups such as Global Justice Now Merseyside, Liverpool Friends of the Earth, Liverpool Young Greens, Transition Edinburgh South, Liverpool Labour, The Brink, Liverpool Quakers, John Moores University, Merseyside Divestment Campaign, Liverpool Junk Food Project, Carbon Conversations and Asylum Link.
Together we shared our news, views, concerns and hopes about how life could be as humanity transitions from Oil Dependency to a more locally and ethically sourced lifestyle.
Ideas discussed covered food poverty, other transition projects, community growing, health and wellbeing, local food, renewable energy, digestive health, supporting our intentions, UN Sustainable Development Goals, More recycling in the city, mapping food ecology, food on a budget, making your own oat milk, skills shares, expert evening, transition streets.
A few people mentioned they were interested in getting more involved with Transition either to help organise the events, make food for the cafe events or some new initiatives. If you'd like to get more involved in some way please take a moment to share a little about your ideas on this form and send it to email@example.com
Our forth coming events are
Sunday 17th January 7:30pm - Energy Group Meeting at Ullet road Eco Offices
Wednesday 10th February from 6:30pm - Transition Cafe - From Seed to Soup - seed swap, nutrition and growing tips
January 13th will be our first Transition Cafe event - We will watch a Film and have a discussion afterwards - Visit the event page here
Also in february Transition Liverpool's James Crawley will be visiting the Reconomy event in Wigan. Watch this space for his report back. To see what it's all about visit the event page here
News, events and opinions from the Transition Liverpool team.